Afternoon Report: April 26

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Rafa Benitez insists Chelsea aren't getting ahead of themselves after they took a giant leap towards the Europa League final with a 2-1 win over Basel in Switzerland last night.

A late David Luiz free-kick put the Blues in control of the tie ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week.

Arsene Wenger says it took Arsenal time to adapt to life after Robin van Persie following the Dutchman's departure in the summer.

Van Persie will return to face the Gunners with Manchester United this weekend.

Staying in north London, Wenger has confirmed United will receive a guard of honour at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The match is the first the Red Devils will play since wrapping up the Premier League title on Monday.

Gael Clichy says inconsistency cost Manchester City their Premier League title this season.

The full-back also lamented 'stupid' points dropped from winning positions that allowed Manchester United to run away with the title

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says his side must be wary of relegation strugglers Wigan when they travel to the DW Stadium on Saturday.

Spurs are seeking three points to keep their push for a top four finish on track but face a Wigan side trying to beat the drop once more.

And finally, Barcelona have identified no less than six positions that require strengthening in the summer according to reports in Spain, including a new centre-back and two new forwards.

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